Introduction to Derivatives

Course description

This course is relevant for anyone working with derivatives. The course gives you a thorough introduction to the wide range of derivatives: swaps, credit derivatives, futures, options, forwards, repos, FRAs and interest rate options. You will learn about the use of relevant derivatives, market conventions, pricing and risk considerations etc. illustrated with practical cases and examples.

Course content

The Norwegian derivatives market
Central Clearing
Futures, forwards, terminer
Repos and reverse repos
Forward rate agreements (FRAs)
Interest rate and cross currency swaps
Caps and floors
Credit derivatives

The course is relevant to

– Controllers
– Back and middle office personnel
– Account managers
– Portfolio managers
– Risk managers
– System developers
– Internal Auditors
– Compliance
– Operations
– Legal Employees
– Product Managers


No prior experience or special skills are required.

Reviews of this course (9)

17 Oct 2023

Introduction to Derivatives

Would highly recommend this course for anyone working or interested in derivatives. The course covered all the instruments we use on a daily basis + additional ones accompanied by excellent examples that are relevant for us and our company. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable and easy to understand.

Martin Fermin


17 Oct 2023

Introduction to Derivatives

Very relevant to my daily work. Very experienced instructor that communicates well and making sure we have understood the theory by making us practice with examples and exercises.

Hanne Ryen Sme Vold

KLP Kapitalforvaltning

16 Sep 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Very good, gave me a better understanding of different derivatives. Well balanced between theory and practice.

Piotr Wasberg Klawinski

Vattenfall AB

16 Sep 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Good exercises overall.

Christofer Popoff


16 Sep 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Fair amount of examples and good discussions.

Mari Aamo Pedersen

Sparebanken Vest

16 Sep 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Good relation between theory and practice.

Terhi Timonen


15 Mar 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Very good, presented all so you could understand almost everything. I wouldn't have done that at all otherwise.

Ewa Falklind

Akademiska Hus

15 Mar 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Very interesting. Even if I don't encounter all instruments at work I have gained a better general understanding. Nice with actual examples. Perfect mix of discussions and passive teaching methods. The instructor is highly pedagogical.

Alexander Bengtsson


15 Mar 2022

Introduction to Derivatives

Very good. Excellent balance of theory and practical examples/exercises.

Peter Schlegel



7 May 2024 - 8 May 2024

We are currently planning future dates.

Please contact us for more information.

Instructor on this course

Jørgen Just Andresen

Jørgen Just Andresen

Jørgen Just Andresen is Managing Director of Financial Training Partner A/S, which he co-founded in 2002.

He has many years of teaching experience as a chief consultant at SimCorp’s training department, which he joined in 1996. Prior to SimCorp he worked at Danske Bank with fixed income research and fixed income sales.

Jørgen has worked for a number of years as external lecturer at Copenhagen Business School and was awarded teacher of the year at CBS’ education Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Financial planning).

He is author of the books Finansiel Risikostyring (Financial Risk Management) and Finansielle Derivater (Financial Derivatives) published by Djøf Publishing.

He holds an M.Sc. (international finance) and an HD (accounting).

Jørgen teaches Derivatives, Risk Management, Portfolio Management and Fixed Income

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